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Ordinary Heroes: Untold Stories from the Falklands Campaign

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In 1982, 8,000 miles from home, in a harsh environment and without the newest and most sophisticated equipment, the numerically inferior British Task Force defeated the Argentinian forces occupying the Falkland Islands and recaptured this far-flung outpost of what was once an empire. It was a much-needed triumph for Margaret Thatcher's government and for Britain. Many book ...more
ebook, 323 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by History Press (SC)
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Having been very young when the Falklands conflict took place, I had very little knowledge of what happened there and the extent of the losses on both sides. This book is made up of personal accounts of lower ranking members of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF and tells it just as it was from their point of view, including the effects it had on them later in life. Graphic and poignant from the start.
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Christopher (Chris) Hilton was a former sportswriter with the Daily Express.

Hilton had begun his career in journalism at The Journal in Newcastle, and then worked at the Express‘s offices in Manchester before moving to London in the mid-1970s when recruited by then sports editor Ken Lawrence to cover Formula 1.

Hilton was a key member of the sports desk editing staff, as well as covering ice skatin
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